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Simon, Steve

House 2005-2012 (District 44A); House 2013-2014 (District 46B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/12/1969
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Louis Park
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney, Business Law; Kaplan, Miller, and Ciresi, LLP

EDUCATION

Hopkins High School; Secondary;
Tufts University, Massachusetts; B.A.; Political Science
University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1996

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Attorney General Staff: Minnesota Office of the Attorney General (Assistant Attorney General Under Skip Humphrey and Mike Hatch; Consumer, Tax, and Education Issues); 19?? to ?
State Secretary of State: Minnesota; 01/05/2015 to ? [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (when first elected); Leia Christoffer (married on January 7, 2012)
Children: Two children: Hannah (daughter), Noah (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 46B
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Hopkins
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Civil Law Minutes
  • Civil Law: Data Practices Subcommittee (Chair) Minutes
  • Elections (Chair) Minutes
  • Public Safety Finance and Policy Minutes
  • State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 44A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Saint Louis Park
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2012 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 44A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Saint Louis Park
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Attorney; Robins, Kaplan, Miller, and Ciresi Law Firm
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor Minutes
  • Commerce and Labor: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
  • Ethics Minutes
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: State Government Finance Division Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 44A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Saint Louis Park
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Ethics Minutes
  • Finance Minutes
  • Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • Public Safety and Civil Justice Minutes
  • Public Safety and Civil Justice: Data Practices (Chair) Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 44A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Saint Louis Park
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Attorney, Business Law; Kaplan, Miller, and Ciresi, LLP
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2005 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Bierschbach, Briana. "Everybody Loves Steve." MinnPost, March 9, 2015.

Wetzel, Matt. "Importance of Tradition: New Member Resolves to Make a Difference." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 4, 2005, p. 18.



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